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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • NCMC Named 'Military Friendly School' by Victory Media

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  • Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named North Central Missouri College in Trenton to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
    "Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows NCMC's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. "As interest in education grows we're thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools," said Collins.
    The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year's list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.
    "North Central Missouri College is proud to be named to this list for the second year in a row," said Marie Moulin, NCMC's Director of Academic Advising/Records. "We realize it is vital to provide support as these citizens transition from military life to civilian life. Their involvement in the classroom and campus life is important; therefore, our staff and faculty are willing to assist them in developing connections to campus resources. Also, we strive to understand the unique challenges they face with regard to financial aid and possible college credit for their military experience."
    Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.
    Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory's free, data-driven, Military Friendly ® lists can be found at www.gijobs.com/2012Top100 www.militaryfriendlyschools.com and www.militaryfranchising.com.
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